Striking Verizon workers going back to work without deal

After nearly two weeks of protests and talks, about 45,000 Verizon workers officially called an end to their strike today and agreed to return to

WOODBURY - After nearly two weeks of protests and talks, about 45,000 Verizon workers officially called an end to their strike today and agreed to return to work Tuesday. Union leader Rob Morrow says once the workers are back on the job, negotiations with Verizon will continue. According to Morrow, the main sticking point was over employee contributions to health care benefits and job security agreements made 17 years ago.Verizon's corporate leadership released a statement confirming that it will return to the bargaining table to address issues regarding benefits, work flexibility and job security, among others. Meanwhile, Verizon says its employee will continue to work under their current contract with no specific deadline for reaching an agreement.Morrow says there is still a possibility that workers will go on strike again, but a seven-day notice would have to be given by either side to break the contract.

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